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Sue - was this picture from when I saw you in SF during our Sudokumeet for Kathy?
09/Jun/10 12:39 AM
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1) Start 22 UP 27 SSTS UP 29
2) To avoid MUG (257)eg789 => SIS[(1)g79,(6)g78] =>
(1)g79 = (6)g78 - h8 = h3 - c3* = [NP(6*1)cf6 = HP(6*1)cg7] => g6<>1; UP 33; NT(478)ace4
3) To avoid UR(48)ce46 => (4*8*)a6 = NP(8*7)a59 => a4<>7;UP 81

Alternate to More...
09/Jun/10 12:45 AM
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My steps 2 and 3 basically coincide with Steve's alternative solution.

1. Basic techniques to UP = 29.
2. (6)h3 = (6-4)h8 = (4-8)f8 = (8)a8 - (8=476)a149 => c3, g1 <> 6
3. (1=6)f4 - (6)c6 = (6-1)c7 = (1)g7 => g6 <> 1 ; UP = 33 (Steve: yes, I consider this More...
09/Jun/10 1:35 AM
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Similar to rwm's, just for step 2 I used kraken cell:
2)Kraken cell (478)a4,=>g1<>3
(8)a4-a8=(8 -4)f8=(4-6)h8=(6)h3
09/Jun/10 2:23 AM
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09/Jun/10 2:31 AM
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Looks like camera day there!
09/Jun/10 3:30 AM
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54:56 to you all from Portland, Oregon.

Took me a while, but this worked (forgive me, but I am still learning the notation):
UP 29.
messy chain implies c3<>6
then another long chain =>h5<>3,7. UP 33.
coloring => a8<>6, UP 81
09/Jun/10 4:09 AM
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...with Steve's observation about rwm's step 3, I was able to contrive a simple 3 step solution to yesterday's puzzle (no Kraken set or AAIC).
09/Jun/10 4:15 AM
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no need to nuke this one with Kraken sets!
09/Jun/10 5:17 AM
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For all interested, I have posted a solution to the Apr 10 2010 tough, a real monster involving several Almost AIC's. It does have a complex and interesting step (number 04) involving an "almost" continuous loop. Any comments on this, including proper terminology, or a better presentation of the logic, are welcome.
09/Jun/10 5:18 AM
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Looks like a nice time!
09/Jun/10 7:47 AM
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rwm: the whole concept of an 'almost continuous loop' boggles my mind - I will carefully ponder your step 4 and then reserve an appointment with my therapist!
09/Jun/10 9:53 AM
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